DeCarr Mature For His Age

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TAMPA, FL - The past three months have been a whirlwind for rookie pitcher Austin DeCarr. After finishing a postgraduate year at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, the Foxborough, MA native’s life began to rapidly change.

In early June, the Yankees drafted him as their second overall selection in the third round of this year’s First Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-3 right-hander was somewhat of an anomaly, being the only high school player taken by the Yankees before the 16th round. In fact, he was one of just six high schoolers taken by the Bronx Bombers, along with Garret Cave, Chris Hudgins, Will Gaddis, Cameron Warren and Madison Stokes. Among that company of players, only DeCarr decided to bypass college and test the waters of professional baseball. So far, it looks like that decision has paid off. In just seventeen innings of work, DeCarr has fanned 21 batters and opposing hitters are hitting a meager .219 against him. “I’m adapting to the routine of pro baseball, trying to stay focused," DeCarr said. "Right now...

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